How to get to the Goto Islands
- Nagasaki - Fukue - Narao - Nagasaki
4-8 high-speed boats and car ferries per day
- Nagasaki - Arikawa
3 high-speed boats per day
- Nagasaki - Tainoura
2 high-speed boats per day
- Sasebo - Arikawa
3 high-speed boats and car ferries per day
Note that ferry crossings may be cancelled in bad weather, with high-speed boats more prone to cancellation due to high waves than the car ferries.
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How to travel between the islands
Among the five main islands, Nakadori and Wakamatsu are the only ones connected by bridge. There is a dense network of ferry routes connecting various ports on the different islands with each other, including a route that connects Fukue Island (Fukue Port) with Nakadori Island (Narao Port) multiple times per day (30 minutes, 2100 yen by high-speed boat or 60 minutes, 750 yen by car ferry).
Other islands like Naru (Naru Port) and Hisaka (Tanoura Port) are connected less frequently (note that only the main routes are shown on the map above). Tickets for ferries can usually be bought the day of travel unless traveling with a car in which case it is recommended to book in advance.
How to travel around each island
See the islands' individual pages for details on how to get around: